PAGMETER FOOTBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS 1ST/2ND TEAM 2021
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2021 Recap of Championship Friday
Division 1 Liberty Patriots 42 Central Grizzlies 14
Division 2 Bullard Knights 45 Bakersfield Drillers 21
Division 3 Central Valley Christian Eagles 27 Bakersfield Christian Eagles 25
Division 4 Independence Falcons 28 Mendota Aztecs 21
Division 5 Righetti High Warriors 34 Liberty Madera Hawks 7
Division 6 Morro Bay Pirates 35 Taft Wildcats 33
PAGMETER ALL CENTRAL SECTION 2021 ALL STAR SUPER 75
CADEN RODGERS-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS (RB/LB)
Once the Bears got in the red zone, the TRAC Offensive Player of the Year was tough to stop. Caden finished with scoring 20 TD’s, rushed for 916 yards, made 68 tackles at linebacker, has a 4.2 GPA and one of the best wrestlers in the state. Next stop for the multi-sport star, will be playing football at Fresno State.
RYAN BOIVAN-Senior-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (RB/SS)
The Warriors got hot in the in the 2nd half of the season and Boivan was a big part of the Warriors winning the Division 5 Section Championship. The multi-sport athlete who is also outstanding in baseball never came off the field at running back and linebacker.
JOSIAH AYON-Senior-BUCHANANAN BEARS (WR/DB)
One of the most dangerous wide receivers along with being one of the best defensive backs in the Central Section. The Bears deep threat had an outstanding Bears career. Ayon is being recruited by plenty so stay tuned on where he lands.
DOMINIC CASTANEDA-Senior-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (RB/SS)
The North Sequoia League Offensive Player of the Year never came off the field. Dom rushed for 1,402-yards, scored 18 TDs, made 39 tackles, and picked off 6 passes.
JAYDEN DAVIS-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS (WR/DB)
JD was lightning on both sides of ball. Jayden was a deep threat who caught 14 TDs, made 84 tackles, along with 6 interceptions, forced 3 fumbles and 2 sacks. Davis was the CMAC Defensive Player of the Year, and the next stop will be playing at Fresno State.
KAELAN DELONEY-Senior-FOOTHILL TROJANS (RB/LB)
The 6’0, 240lb running back was very physical and made the Trojans very tough to slow down. Kaelan rushed for 1,385-yards, scored 15 TDs, and was outstanding at linebacker. When you played the Trojans, every defensive game plan was trying to stop the beast.
CHASE DIAZ-Senior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS (LB)
Chase had one heck of a Vikings career. Central Sequoia League All Star was fast, physical, always around the ball and the coach on the field.
JAYDEN DOCK-Senior-BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (DL/LB/TE)
One of the best D-Ends in the state and so tough to slow down. JD is 6’3, 220lb, fast and physical. At tight end, he has tremendous hands and a powerful blocker. On the D-line, he made 64 tackles, along 13.5 sacks and that was with teams running the ball the other way. Wherever Jayden plays on Saturday, he will be a star.
AH’MARION GAINES-Senior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (RB/LB)
One of the most physical players on both sides of the ball in the Central Section. Once the Grizzlies got in the red zone or needed a crucial first down, it was Gaines time. The TRAC All Star played sideline to sideline at linebacker and gets it done in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA.
DASHIELL HEIN-Senior-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (OL)
Dash is one of the best Centers in the Central Section and was a big part of the Broncos fantastic running attack. Everybody knew the Broncos couldn’t throw the ball overhand and that put extra pressure on the running game and Dash did a great job upfront. Dashiell is 6’5, 315lb and the next stop will be playing at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.
TJ HALL-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS (WR/DB)
TJ was a 4-year starter and the Panthers go to receiver along with being one of the best defensive backs in the state. The game plan was simple at slowing down the Panthers offense and that was double team TJ but he still founds ways to get open. Next stop will be playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
JALEN HANKINS-Junior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS (RB/DB)
Will come into the 2022 season as one of the best running backs/DB/Athletes in the state. Jalen never came off the field, rushed for 1,256-yards scored 19 TD’s, played outstanding at defensive back, returned 2 punts and an interception for TDs in helping the Patriots win the Central Section Championship.
JESUS LARA-Senior-DINUBA EMPERORS (OL)
The Emperors offense led the Central Section in scoring and it all started upfront and leading the way was the Central Sequoia Lineman of the year. Lara was the senior leader upfront for the Emperors.
ANTHONY LEDESMA-Senior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (WR\FS)
The Hawks star athlete never came off the field and was the East Yosemite league player of the year. The senior leader caught 46 balls for 990 yards with 8 TDs and every defense the Hawks played against, their best defensive back covered Ledesma. On defense, he was always around the ball stuffing the run and outstanding in pass coverage.
JESIAH LINDSEY-Senior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (RB)
The speedster running back averaged 8 yards a carry and that’s with most teams focusing on Lindsey. The TRAC All Star can run by you or run you over and rushed for 1,242 yards, scored 13 TDs & caught 2 TD passes.
PAUL SHARP-Senior-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (DE/RB)
One of the best kept secrets in the Central Section that is 6’3 225lb. Paul is a powerful runner with speed and a dominating defensive end that teams had trouble running his way. Next stop for the 220lb California State Champion wrestler will be wrestling at Cal State University Bakersfield.
LEVI LITTLE-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS (OL/DL)
One of the best two-way linemen in the Central Section and had a fantastic career for the Bears. Levi is strong at nose-tackle with great feet and tough to run against.
MICAH SPOMER-Senior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS (RB/WR/DB)
One of the top players in the Central Section that would have been the top player for any team. The Central Sequoia League Most Valuable Player never came off the field. Micah lined up everywhere and the Vikings did a great job with getting him the football. On defense, he was always around the ball.
CARLOS MORENO-Senior-STRATHMORE SPARTANS (RB/FS)
The East Sequoia League Most Valuable Player was a huge part of the Spartans outstanding year going 11-1. Carlos got hurt at the end of the year but the 9 games he played in, he rushed for 1,214 yards, 255 yards receiving and scored 28 total TDs (24 rushing, 2 receiving & 2 kickoff returns). For his fantastic Spartans career, he finished rushing for 3,637 yards and scored 57 TDs.
CAYDEN MUIR-Junior-HANFORD BULLPUPS (QB)
Meet one of the top QBs in the Central Section and get ready for a big senior year. The WYL All-star was very accurate throwing for 2,070 yards with 22 TD passes, rushed for 457 Yards rushing and scored 6 TDs. Bullpups will be very good again in 2022 with their senior QB leading the way.
CARLOS MACK-Senior-CLOVIS COUGARS (WR/CB)
One of the most athletic players in the state on both sides of the ball. Carlos was a dangerous WR/TE and very dangerous at defensive back. Plenty of teams did not throw Mack’s way and the next stop will be playing for the Oregon State Beavers.
JAYDEN MANDAL-Junior-BUCHANAN BEARS (QB)
After Jayden transferred in from CN, the Bears became an immediate contender to win it all. Jayden is one of the top QBs in the state with a quick release, runs the Bears offense so well and makes tremendous decisions. Jayden sprained his ankle in week 11 and played on it not fully 100% because he loves the game of football and is the leader in the club house of the PAGMETER QB of the year in 2022. The future Fresno State baseball commit will have a tough decision because he might just be a better QB than pitcher. Stay tuned on that!
TRACE JACKSON-Junior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS (RB/MLB)
Trace plays at 100 mph on every play and never comes out of the game. TJ makes the legendary Jackson family name proud in Kingsburg because he is very good! Trace was a scoring machine once the Vikings hit the red zone after rushing for 1,000 yards. If the Vikings needed a big first down, TJ got the ball and at linebacker, he was always around the ball. Get ready for a big senior year for Trace Jackson.
ZACH MOJARRO-Senior-BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (RB)
One of the best running backs in the Central Section that nobody knows about. Zach has speed, power and tough to bring down after averaging 140 yards per game in his Broncos career.
DEWAYNE COLEMAN-Senior-EXETER MONARHS (RB/WR)
One of the fastest players in the Central Section and the Monarchs did a great job with finding way to get him the football. The Central Sequoia All Star returned punts and kickoffs. When you played Exeter, you had to focus on No 4.
MARCUS RAMIREZ-Senior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (LB)
One of the top linebackers in the Central Section who is fast and physical at 6’0 220 lb. The TRAC All Star was the team leader on defense and finished with 85 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and an interception.
JALYN UTENDAHL-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS (WR/DB)
The Knights have had some GREAT receivers since 1959 and Jalyn leaves his senior year as the all-time Knights single season record holder for most receptions in a year with 83. Jalyn was tough to cover, finished with 1,128 yards and made so many outstanding catches for the Division 2 Section Champions.
CARSON WOODS-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS (QB)
The top job for a QB is to lead your team to a championship and Carson Woods sure did that in leading the Patriots to the Central Section Championship. The Patriots won the SWYL, took down Clovis, Buchanan and beat Central in the Championship game. Woods was the leader of the Patriots and ran the offense to perfection after throwing for 2,289 yards with 23 TD passes and scored 5 TDs.
DAE’SHAUN BIAS-Senior-SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS
One of the most dangerous wide receivers in the Central Section that has speed, always got open with great hands. The NYL All Star caught 64 passes for 1,071 yards and scored 19TDs. Bias is also one heck of a basketball player.
RORY DEVANEY-Senior-SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (MLB)
One of the best linebackers in the Central Section. The SLO County MVP was the Long Snapper who is 6’2 228lb and has a 4.2 GPA. The senior leader is fast, physical, and so good with making plays. Rory was always around the ball making over 100 tackles and so tough to block. The No 2 ranked discus thrower in the state has plenty of heart and loves playing the game of football. Rory has plenty of offers so stay tuned on where he will be playing on Saturdays.
BRYSON WATERMAN-Junior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (WR/FS)
One of the best athletes in the Central Section that never comes off the field. Bryson was fantastic at receiver catching 65 footballs, with 1,700 all-purpose yards, scored 16 TDs, returned kickoffs, punts, All Star at free safety and in 2022, could play some QB like big brother. Bryson also gets it done in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA and is now on plenty of college recruiting list with offers already coming in from Georgia Southern, Jacksonville State, Arkansas State and Florida State. Some college will be getting a good one.
MARSHEL SANDERS-Sophomore-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (WR/DB)
Meet one of the best sophomore football players in the state. Marshel caught 63 balls for 1,028 yards and at 6’1, 195lb he is also a very good basketball player. Sanders will be one of the top recruited football players in the Central Section the next 2 years and already has an offer from UMass and Colorado State.
EMILANO HERREJON-Junior-KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (DE)
Here is a speedster with power rushing on the outside and Herrejon will come into 2022 as one of the best Defensive Ends in the Central Section. The SSL All Star is 6’0, 220lb, finished with 83 tackles, 7 sacks and this all happened with teams running away from him. Emilano gets it done in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA and if he keeps working hard on and off the field, sky’s the limit for Saturday football.
BRADEN WATERMAN-Senior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (QB)
When you watched the Eagles play you knew from the start who the star was and that was No 7. Braden is 6’4 215lbs and only getting better. The SYL Offensive Player of the Year threw for 3,027 yards with 41 TD passes and wherever Braden lands next year, somebody is getting a good one.
DEVON SUNDGREN-Senior-SHAFTER GENERALS (QB/WR/DB)
One of the best athletes in the state that can play any position. The Generals figured out early that they needed to get the ball in the hands of Devon. The South Sequoia League Offensive Player of the Year was dangerous at QB, wide receiver and/or returning kicks. Next stop will be running Track at Fresno State.
EVAN PEAKER-Senior-INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (RB/LB)
Evan will go down as one of the best players in Falcons school history. The SYL All-Star never came off the field after rushing for 2,006 yards, scored 15 TDs, caught 19 passes for 196 yards. On defense he made 61 tackles, played sideline to sideline at linebacker, had 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, forced 3 fumbles and recovered 2 two fumbles in leading the Falcons to the division 4 Section Championship.
ALEX RODRIGUEZ-Senior-SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (DE/OL)
A Rod was fast and physical playing on the edge for the Wildcats averaging 8 tackles per game and finished with 9 sacks. Most teams didn’t run wherever the NYL Defensive Player of the Year lined up at and he also did a tremendous job on the offensive line.
AVIAN PESINA-Senior-KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS(RB)
The Thunderbirds love to pound that ball and they had the perfect guy who had speed and power after rushing for 1,597 yards, scored 23 TDs and zero times did the ball ever hit the ground. When your star running back doesn’t fumble, it makes your offense even more dangerous.
MICHAEL IRIYE-Senior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (Athlete)
Iriye is a coaches dream because he is an All Star with any position he plays. Iriye was dangerous at QB with his tremendous arm and speed when the Hawks needed him to step up. Then it was time to move to wide receiver/running back and the All Star stepped up again. The East Yosemite League Offensive Player of the Year was also the Hawks kicker and punter. The super athlete accounted for 2,138 total yards in helping the Hawks win the EYL for the first time in 10 years.
EDDIE MALDONADO-Senior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS (OL/DL)
The Central Sequoia League linemen of the year was outstanding on both sides of the ball. Eddie had one heck of a career, and the Vikings will miss his tremendous leadership.
ANDREW CAMARILLO-Sophomore-OROSI CARDINALS (RB/LB)
A star is born in Cardinal’s nation for the next 2 years with this sophomore who rushed for 1,530 yards and scored 31 TDs. AC averaged 148 yards per game and that’s with every defense focusing on No 27 who also played outstanding at linebacker.
HUNTER BABB-Sophomore-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (RB/LB)
The Blue Crew has their leader for the next 2 years on both sides of the ball with the Huntman. Babb is fast and very physical at running back along with ripping your face off at linebacker. The super sophomore rushed for 1,256 yards, scored 19 TDs, and made 65 tackles. The Blue Raiders were very young in 2021 and the 2022 Blue Raiders will be the team to beat.
NOAH NOYOLA-Senior-HANFORD BULLPUPS (WR/SS)
One of the top players in the Central Section and never came off the field. Noah was dangerous at wide receiver scoring 11 TDs with great hands and the West Yosemite League Defensive Player of the Year averaged 11 tackles a game and finished with 93 tackles.
JACK SUSANK-Senior-MISSION PREP ROYALS (RB/DB)
One of the best players in the Central Section who was the senior leader on a fantastic Royals team after rushing 1,253 yards and scored 12 TDs. The Ocean League MVP never came off the field, gets it done in the classroom with a 4.70 GPA and the next stop will be playing at beautiful Pomona College.
LEVI MANNING-Senior-CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (QB)
One of the best dual threat QBs in the Central Section that made the Golden Hawks one of the best offenses in the section. The SWYL All Star threw for 2,014 yards and 19 TDs, rushed for 445 yards and scored 10 TDs. Manning’s dad went to Utah State along with Grandpa so I’m thinking Levi will be playing at Utah State.
CALEB ALALEM-Senior-MISSION PREP ROYALS (OL/DL)
One of the best 2-way linemen in the Central Section. Offers are flying in for the Mountain League Offensive MVP and the next stop will be playing for California Lutheran University and Kingsmen are getting a good one.
BRYSON DONELSON-Sophomore-EL DIAMANTE MINERS (RB)
One of the best sophomores in the state and by the time he graduates, he will be one of the best in Miners school history. Bryson finished his sophomore season rushing for 1,375 yards and scored 12 TDs.
NICKY JOHNSON-Junior-MORRO BAY PIRATES (QB)
Nicky (love the name) is one of the hardest working QB’s on/off the field and was a big part of the Pirates winning their first school Championship in 26 years. Nicky went 241-383 for 3,104 yards passing with 34 TD passes and scored 3 TDs. Nicky got hot in the playoffs going 104-156 for 1,305 yards with 15 TD passes. Morro Bay will be very good in 2022 and leading the way will be their senior QB.
CJ JONES-Freshman-SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (WR)
One of the best freshman receivers in the country and a division 1 prospect already. CJ has plenty of speed and catches everything. CJ caught 56 passes for 819 yards, scored 10 TDs and that only the beginning…
VINNY HERNANDEZ-Senior-NIPOMO TITANS (DL)
Vinny has speed, power and tough to block. The Central Coast Lineman of the Year had 11.5 sacks and finished with 75 tackles.
JOJO MATA JR-Junior-HIGHLAND SCOTS (QB/SS)
One of the best athletes in the Central Section and the Scots will be the team to beat in 2022 with Jojo back at QB. The SEYL All Star rushed for 1,062 yards, scored 15 TDs, and threw for 1,176 yards with 10 TD passes.
MATTHEW MILLER-Junior-CLOVIS COUGARS (OL)
Will come into 2022 as one of the top offensive linemen in the Central Section. New Head Coach Aaron Wilkins has a leader upfront to start his new Head Coaching career.
MAX BAKKER-Junior-CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (QB)
Max has so much potential to be a big-time college QB after leading CVC to a division 3 Section Championship. Max threw for 2,635 yards with 31 TD passes and will have the Cavaliers ready for a big 2022 year with one of the best QBs in school history leading the way.
DEMIAN GARCIA-INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (MLB)
Simply a man beast at middle linebacker. DG clogged the middle and was tough to run against. Every offense that the Falcons played did everything they could to block the fast & physical All Star who led the defense to the Division 4 Section Championship while finishing with 89 tackles.
WYATT RICHIE-Junior-TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (LB)
Wyatt never came off the field and in 2022, he will be one of the best players in the Central Section. The South Sequoia League All Star is fast, physical, and finished with 143 tackles.
LOGAN WATTENBARGER-Senior-MADERA COYOTES (WR/DB)
When you played the Coyotes, you had to focus on No 6 who played every snap on offense and defense. The CMAC All-Star has tremendous speed, with great hands, and a deep threat. He was the long snapper and on defense he covered the best receiver every week 1on1.
JC TAPIA-Senior-DOS PALOS BRONCOS (OL/DL)
One of the best two-way linemen that the Broncos have had in a while. It’s not easy being a force on the offensive line and then turn around and dominate on the D-line with 10 sacks.
DYLAN TURNER-Senior-MORRO BAY PIRATES (WR/RB/MLB)
DT is a hardworking, never comes off the field and determined player with a high football IQ in leading the Pirates to a Division 6 Section Championship and the first Pirates Championship in 26 years. He is possibly one of the smartest players that coach Jake Goosen-Brown has coached in his 14 seasons. Dylan averaged 6 yards a carry and 150 all-purpose yards per game and scored 24 TDs. Dylan is also a big threat receiving out of the backfield with scoring another 8 TDs while catching 80 passes. Dylan also gets it done off the field with a 4.67 GPA and that is with plenty of honor classes. Dylan is getting plenty of offers and stay tuned on where DT will land.
MAKAI PUGA-Senior-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (RB)
The Eagles are a hard nose physical football team and leading the way is their senior star. Puga runs hard with speed and that makes him special. The Mountain League MVP totaled nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards in 10 games. Puga had a tremendous career with Arroyo Grande and was the go-to guy on big plays.
TRAVIS ROYAL-Senior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (WR/LB)
Travis dominated on both sides of the ball and the team leader. The Central Coast All Star, (who is also an All-Star baseball player) was a huge part of the Knights who got hot in the 2nd half of the season. Every coach would love to have Travis because he’s a leader, hard nose player, plays at full throttle, never comes off the field and has a 4.3 GPA.
CASIMIRO BARRAGAN-Senior-DINUBA EMPERORS (QB)
The Emperors have had a long line of outstanding QBs throughout school history and Barragan belongs on the list after throwing 2,434 yards and 29 TD passes. The Emperors scored more points than any team in the section and Casimiro only threw 1 interception and that was a tipped ball.
CADE GRETEIN-Junior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS (T/TE)
Keep the Patriots streak going of having outstanding lineman and Cade will be one of the best after next year. The SWYL All Star is a very good athlete at 6’5,280lb and should have a monster senior year to go along with his 3.9 GPA
GAVIN RIGHETTI-Senior-SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (LB)
Was a force at outside linebacker and tight end. Gavin never came off the field including special teams. Gavin has great hands at TE and was a tremendous blocker and at linebacker, he played with plenty of speed and was so tough to run on his side. The senior captain was very good with stuffing the run and in pass coverage.
MARQUISE JONES-Junior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS (OL/DL)
Braden is one of the best defensive linemen in the Central Section. The CMAC All Star plays at 275lb, who is fast, strong, will bull-rush you and clog the middle at nose-tackle. The Panthers will be the team to beat in 2022 with Jones leading the way upfront. Plenty of offers will be rolling in starting with Nevada and Utah State.
BRAYAN RUIZ-Senior-WASCO TIGERS (G/LB)
Ruiz never comes off the field and one of the fastest guards in the Central Section with outstanding technique. The Tigers love to pound the ball and loved to run behind Ruiz. The South Sequoia League Lineman of the year was the senior team leader.
MAX PERRETT-Junior-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (QB)
Max will come into the 2022 season as one of the top QBs in the Central Section. Max was 68% efficiency after throwing for 2,188 yards, 18 TD passes and scored 5 TDs. The Mountain league All Star is one of the hardest working QBs and the Eagles will be the team to beat with their senior QB leading the way.
TANNER HIRSHLER-Senior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (OL)
The offense averaged over 450 yards per game and the Grizzlies loved running behind their 6’4,285lb, offensive lineman. The TRAC Lineman of the Year leaves with a 3.98 GPA and the next stop will be playing football at Cal Poly.
JOSH SOUSA-Senior-CENTRAL VALLEY CAVALIERS (LB/RB)
The senior captain never came off the field and had a fantastic career for the Cavaliers. The Central Sequoia All Star was a big part in helping the Cavaliers win the Division 3 Championship. Josh rushed for 1,000 yards, scored 12 TDs, caught 3 more TD passes, and made 99 tackles at linebacker. Josh was the coach on the field for Head Coach Mason Hughes.
GAGE DE LA CRUZ-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS (OL)
One of the best guards in the Central Section playing at 6’5. 315 LB. The CMAC All Star had a one heck of a Memorial Panthers career. Gage has not made up his mind yet about where he will be playing next year, and some college will be getting a player that is a diamond in the rough.
ETHAN LISMAN-Junior-MORRO BAY PIRATES (WR)
One of the best receivers in the Central Section that nobody knows about. The super junior never comes off the field playing DB, WR, returns punts and kickoffs. Ethan finished with 75 receptions for 1,132 yards and scored 14 TDs. He had 33 receptions in the playoff run for 536 yards and 6 TDs in helping the Pirates win their first Section title in 26 years.
SAM SHIDAN-Senior-SANGER APACHES (NG/DE)
Sammy boy was a Sanger Banger stud on the D-line that made play after play. The CMAC All -Star was the team leader and an old fashion hard-noise player that every former Sanger defensive player would be proud of.
JOSE DAVILA-Senior-FIREBAUGH EAGLES (OL/DL)
Jose had a tremendous Career with the Eagles on both sides of the ball. Jose had a motor that went 100mph on every play. On offense, the Eagles ran for over 2,000 yards and loved running behind their senior leader. On defense, Jose was double teamed plenty of times and still made 63 tackles along with 15 sacks.
KODA LAMANUZZI-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS (DE)
The Italian Stallion has plenty of speed and power with rushing on the edge. Koda is the perfect hard nose hitter that Coach Arax loves. The senior team leader finished with 81 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 interceptions 2 forced fumbles in helping the Knights win the Division 2 Section Championship.
ELIAS MARTINEZ-Senior-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (DB/WR)
Elias was the team leader that kept the team together when the Warriors started slow. The Warriors got hot in winning the Division 5 Section Championship and Martinez was a gamer and making the big play in the secondary and at wide receiver. The Mountain League All Star was always around the ball with making tackles all over the field along with making the big catch.
LAWRENCE STELL-Senior-WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (QB)
Stell has had a tremendous career with running the Panthers offense. When teams play the U, the defense must figure out how to slow down the dangerous dual threat QB who has a gun along with speed and power. 22 eyes were on No 2 on every play who threw for 1,613 yards, with 18 TD passes, rushed for 800 yards and scored 8 TD’s.
LOGAN STUDT-Sophomore-BUCHANAN BEARS (LB/TE)
Meet the next Bears star! Logan is a stud at 6’2, 220LB Linebacker and by the time the TRAC All Star graduates, he will be one of the best Bears in school history along with being heavily recruited. Logan is smart, mean, physical, fast, and that is the perfect combo to be a great linebacker.
JACKSON BERRY-Senior-TAFT WILDCATS (QB)
One of the best athletes in Taft history. The South Sequoia League All Star might just be the fastest QB in the section who scored 17 TDs and has a very good arm that made the Wildcats offense dangerous.
CHITO PALOFOX-Senior-WOODLAKE TIGERS (LB)
Meet one of the best linebackers in the Central Section. Chito has a big heart, and a big hitter for new head coach and defensive coordinator Manny Martinez. The Tigers were a very physical team and Chito was fast sideline to sideline and the team leader making 88 tackles with 10 sacks.
NATE JOHNSON-Senior-CLOVIS COUGARS (QB)
One of the best athletes in the state and still learning the QB position and when you have the speed of Nate, it makes your team extra dangerous. The Cougars moved Nate to QB after being an outstanding WR/DB, and colleges got excited. Nate threw for 1,672 yards with 12 TDs and rushed for 812 yards scored 8 TDs. Next stop for the TRAC All Star will be playing for the Utah Utes.
ERNESTO CASTANEDA-Senior-MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (RB/LB)
When a new coach starts with a new team, it’s always good to have a stud you can turn too, and Head Coach Andrew Pancotti sure had that with Castaneda who never came off the field. The NYL All Star rushed for 1,248 yards and was a force at linebacker making 72 tackles.
GAVIN NELSON-Senior- BUCHANAN (DE/TE)
The Bears had a fantastic defense and leading the way is their defensive end who was a beast to block. The TRAC Defensive Lineman of the Year was fast, physical and plenty of teams ran away from Nelson. Gavin also played tight end who has tremendous hands and a very good blocker.
JOSE SOTO-Junior-TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (OL)
The Mustangs changed their offense from the Wing T to a spread attack and new Head Coach Derek Rosa had a young leader step up and take charge. The East Yosemite Lineman of the Year was outstanding run and pass blocker.
PAGMETER 2ND ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM
DAVID BONALES-Junior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (RB/MLB)
MICHAEL RUNNELS-Junior-BUCHANAN BEARS (WR/DB)
BRIAN JACINTO-Senior-FOOTHILL TROJANS (G/NG)
ARMANDO MEDINA-Senior-WASCO TIGERS (FB/LB)
SHAY ACHEN-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS (OL)
JOSIAH PEREZ-MONACHE MARAUDERS
ASHTON RODRIGUEZ-SANGER APACHES (RB)
JORDAN PIERRO-Sophomore-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (WR/DB)
EVAN CLOYD-Senior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (OL)
PETER KAZARIAN-Senior-FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES (RB/LB)
LOGAN KILBERT-Sophomore-SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (WR)
KENNY JACKSON-Sophomore-MISSION OAK HAWKS (DB/WR)
TREY CARR-SENIOR-Senior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (WR/DB)
ADAN RUBALCAVA-Senior-PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (WR/DB)
ROBERT JOHNSON-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS (DB)
JONATHON YBARRA-Freshman-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (OL)
JOSHUA ALMAGUER-Junior-SANGER APACHES (LB)
CHASE WOMACK-Junior-CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN EAGLES (OL/DL)
MALAKAI LANGLEY-Sophomore-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (RB/DB)
NOAH LUGINBILL-Sophomore-CLOVIS COUGARS (DB)
DAYLON LEACH-Senior-BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (WR)
MARKEL SANDERS-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (WR/SS)
NATHAN GONZALEZ-Senior-EAST BLADES (OL)
ADAM GERENA-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (OL/DL)
ERIK CERVANTES-Junior-MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (RB)
IAN JERNAGIN-Senior-GARCES RAMS (RB/DB)
JUDAH ROSENO-Junior-FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES (OL/LB)
DEREK CORNEJO-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS (OL)
GABE EVANS-Junior-NIPOMO TITANS (LB)
KAI PREISENDORF-Sophomore-REDWOOD RANGERS DE)
DAVIS MAY-Junior-GARCES RAMS (OL)
ALAN PELAYO-Senior-SANGER APACHES (LB)
NICK HARRIS-Senior-WEST VIKINGS (RB)
VINCE OBERTI-Junior-LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (LB)
BRADY STOVEL-Junior-SANGER APACHES (DL)
BRYCE MONSEVIAS-Senior-LIBERTY PATRIOTS (OL)
ARON GARCIA-Senior-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (OL)
JAXTON SANTIAGO-Sophomore-CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (WR)
IMARI CONLEY-Junior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (RB/DB)
SEAN SHARP-Senior-WASCO TIGERS (WR/DB)
JOSEPH HARRIS-Junior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (DL)
HERMAN ZAMORA-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS (RB)
DARIAN MENSAH-Junior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (QB)
MAR’KAI SHAW-Junior-NORTH STARS (RB)
DAYTON TAFOYA-Junior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (QB)
MARIO LUERA-Junior-MISSION PREP ROYALS (LB)
CHRISTIAN TORRES-SENIOR-SANGER APACHES (OL)
MATTHEW TALLANT-Senior-INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (OL)
DEVIN LOPEZ-Senior-CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (RB/LB)
TYLER PATRICK-Sophomore-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (QB)
DAVID CHAVEZ-Junior-NORTH STARS (OL)
KARSON ECKERT-Senior-CLOVIS COUGARS-(OL)
SAM ORELLANA-Senior-TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (RB)
GAGE ARMBRUSTER-Junior-CORCORAN PANTHERS (WR/DB)
STEVEN MORGAN-Senior-CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (DL)
DESEAN WATTS-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS (DL)
JUNIOR CERVANTES-SENIOR-WOODLAKE TIGERS (QB)
TRAVIS PERRY-Junior-FRONTIER TITANS (OL)
NATHAN PEREZ-Junior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (RB)
KOHEN SIZEMORE-Sophomore-TEMPLETON EAGLES (LB/WR)
SHAINE HERIFORD-Junior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (DB)
CARMINE FICHER-Junior-TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (QB)
DAIZON ALLEN-SENIOR-BULLARD KNIGHTS (DB)
JULIAN FLORES-Senior-MADERA COYOTES (DE)
JACOB SILVA-Senior-MENDOTA AZTECS (RB)
ANTHONY RICO-Junior-INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (RB)
DAMIAN SANTOS-Junior-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (WR)
JOEL VARGAS-Senior-WASCO TIGERS (RB)
DAMAREYAH WAFFORD-Senior-SOUTH REBELS (WR)
TY MILLER-Freshman-CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (QB)
BENJAMIN WILLIAMS-Senior-TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (OL)
LADON DENMARK-Senior-INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (QB)
JEREMIAH SHELTON-Junior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (DE)
MARIO COSMA-Sophomore-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS(QB)
NATE REESE-Senior-NIPOMO TITANS (WR/QB/FS)
HAYDEN BAICHTAL-Senior-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (DE/TE)
ANDREW FARAO-Senior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (DE/RB)
WILL HENDERSON-Junior-IMMANUEL EAGLES (RB/LB)
VINCENT TAFOYA-Senior-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (LB)
ANTHONY FERNANDEZ-Sophomore-FIREBAUGH EAGLES (FS)
B.J. WAINWRIGHT-Sophomore-REDWOOD RANGERS (OL)
TY MONTEIRO-Junior-BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (QB)
MANUEL ANDRADE-Senior-STRATHMORE SPARTANS (DB)
BRIAN GARCIA-Senior-BULLARD KNIGHTS (LB)
JORDAN PINEDA-Senior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (OL)
RAMON AVITIA-Senior-MENDOTA AZTECS (DT)
TYRECE FAIRLY-Senior-EDISON TIGERS (WR)
SEBASTIAN OLIVERA-Senior-DINUBA EMPERORS (RB)
OSCAR HERRERA-Senior-REEDLEY PIRATES (DE)
CONNER MCFALL-Junior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS (WR/DB)
KARSON EVERETT-SENIOR-REDWOOD RANGERS (RB)
MIKEY BELL-Senior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS (QB)
LADANIAN STREETS-Junior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (WR)
ULI DIAZ-Junior-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (RB)
KAREAM DAVIS-Senior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (WR)
ASHTON IBARRA-Senior-REDWOOD RANGERS (WR)
BRYAN CHAVEZ-Senior-RIVERDALE COWBOYS (OT)
TIELER PETERSON-Sophomore-TULARE UNION TRIBE (TE)
RUDY NAVARRO-Senior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (QB)
MATTHEW ADAMS-Senior-DINUBA EMPERORS (OL)
BEAU GREEN-Senior-MADERA COYOTES (QB)
MYKEL MCCLENDEN-Senior-BORON BOBCATS (RB/S)
OSCAR ARCIGA-Senior-OROSI CARDINALS (OL)
JACK WOOD-Senior-TEMPLETON EAGLES (RB)
MICHAEL FALCON-Senior-GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (OL)
YA’J VANCE-Junior-EDISON TIGERS (QB)
BRAYLON HENDERSON-Junior-TULARE UNION TRIBE (OL)
LEO KEMP-Junior-PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (RB)
CALEB NOESKE-Sophomore-CENTRAL VALLEY CAVALIERS (OL)
DYLAN JOHNSON-Sophomore-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (RB)
NOAH HARRIS-Junior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (DL)
JETT GARCIA-Senior-COALINGA HORNED TOADS (QB)
ANDREW MEDINA-Senior-REEDLEY PIRATES (MLB)
JAVIER MARTINEZ-Junior-DINUBA EMPERORS (DL)
RAUL MORALES-Junior-STRATHMORE SPARTANS (WR/DE)
JAKE REDMOND-Senior-BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (QB)
LANDON ALMEIDA-Junior-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (TE/DE)
HAYDEN SCOTT-Senior-PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (DE)
ABRAHAM LADINO-Senior-DOS PALOS BRONCOS (RB/DB)
KEVIN FLORES-Senior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (LB)
ANDREW LOPEZ-Senior-CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (QB/LB)
MICHAEL HUTCHINGS-Senior-REDWOOD RANGERS (LB)
AUSTIN GARCIA-Senior-FIREBAUGH EAGLES (QB)
GAMIEZ HELM-Junior-KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (WR/DB)
C.J. RAY-Senior-EL DIAMANTE MINERS (LB)
DAVID CONTERAS-Senior-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (MLB)
RITCHIE DIAZ-Senior-LINDSAY CARDINALS (WR/DB)
NATHANIEL WILLIAMS-Senior-WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (WR)
BRANDON GUIDO-Senior-DINUBA EMPERORS (DB)
KAMERON THOMAS-Senior-FOWLER REDCATS (WR)
ALEX ALDANA-Junior-MENDOTA AZTECS (OL/DL)
JADEN HERNANDEZ-Senior-MISSION OAK HAWKS (DB)
KENNEDY BATCHELDER-Senior-BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (MLB)
SHANE RODRIGUEZ-Junior-WOODLAKE TIGERS (DB)
DANIEL OVERTON-Senior-FRONTIER TITANS (RB)
JOSE SORIANO-Sophomore-TORRES TOROS (QB)
SERGIO GONZALEZ-Junior-KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (MLB)